Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones Takes Oath of Office, Will Represent 10th County Board District
Newest Member of the Board of Supervisors Continues Proud Family Tradition of Public Service
“I am honored to serve the people of the 10th District as their County Board Supervisor,” said Supervisor Coggs-Jones. “I’ve hit the ground running on my Priscilla for the People platform and look forward to helping bridge the gap for those in need of our critical County services. I am so proud to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather and my mother who also served on the Board of Supervisors, and I want to thank my family and friends and everyone in the community who supported me on this journey.”
Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge Maxine Aldridge White, the highest-ranking African American woman judge in the state, and former Chief Judge of the First District, performed the ceremonial oath of office.
Coggs-Jones was officially sworn-in on Monday and participated in her first Board of Supervisors meeting on Thursday as the Supervisor for the 10th District.
Supervisor Coggs-Jones is the granddaughter of Isaac Newton Coggs, the first African American elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, who served from 1964 – 1968, and the daughter of Elizabeth Coggs-Jones, who served as County Supervisor for the 10th District for nearly 23 years, from 1988 to 2010.
Coggs-Jones was elected in a special election to fill the seat previously held by Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde, who resigned in December to serve as Representative to the Wisconsin State Assembly.